Defending Your Marriage

Tim Muehlhoff exposes the real enemy of your marriage–Satan. Muehlhoff reminds believers that the enemy of our souls is still alive and well and would love to see your marriage fail.

Related series

Need You Now

Christian recording artist, Plumb (Tiffany Lee), and her husband Jeremy, fondly remember the ski trip that brought them together, and the challenges that hit them hard 11 years into marriage....

Listen to the series >

Defending Your Marriage

Tim Muehlhoff, author of “Defending Your Marriage,” exposes the real enemy of your marriage--Satan. Muehlhoff reminds couples that their marriage is taking place on a spiritual battlefield. Muehlhoff reminds believers that the enemy of our souls is still alive and well and would love to see your...

Listen to the series >

Cherish

Best-selling author Gary Thomas explains that when you show off the beauty of your spouse and showcase them instead of yourself, you are cherishing them. Thomas encourages husbands and wives to cherish their spouses by celebrating who they uniquely are....

Listen to the series >

Hope Heals

Trials come in various shapes and sizes. It's how we respond to those trials that determine who we really are. After four years of a happily-ever-after marriage, Katherine Wolf endured a massive stroke and spent two years in the hospital and in rehab. Katherine, joined by her husband, Jay, shares ju...

Listen to the series >

Benefit of the Debt

Meg Miller knew marriage was going to be hard when she first tied the knot. But she was shocked to find porn on their home computer. Miller wasn't sure her marriage would survive. The pain she felt after her husband's betrayal consumed her. Hear how God showed her how to better relate to her husband...

Listen to the series >

A Fierce Love

When Shauna Shanks' boyfriend, Micah, proposed in 2003, they were blissfully unaware of future challenges. Shauna Shanks never imagined her husband would ask for a divorce after ten years of marriage. But she made a decision not to give up. She shares what inspired her to give herself completely in ...

Listen to the series >

Making Love Last

Laura Taggart knows what it's like to despair over your marriage. Taggart explains how the wheels fell off her marriage around year 13. Taggart talks about conflict she sees couples having. Taggart explains how the wounds of childhood carry over into our marriages....

Listen to the series >

Friends, Partners, and Lovers

Kevin Thompson challenges couples to think of their relationship in three categories: friends, partners, and lovers. Thompson shares some fun, practical ways a couple can build their friendship. He believes that being partners is about how we can make our dreams come true together. Thompson also en...

Listen to the series >

Hosea, Gomer, and Us

Marriage was created as a means to put love on display. God called Hosea to marry an adulteress to illustrate what His love looks like. Bryan Loritts walks through the biblical account of Hosea and Gomer and reminds us of our own place in the story....

Listen to the series >

Reset for Parents

Todd Friel talks to parents of prodigals who feel they are to blame for their child's waywardness. Friel reminds parents that it's their job to be faithful. It's God's job to bring their children to faith. Friel, a professed chief sinner in his household, also reveals that the most courageous thing ...

Listen to the series >

The Treasures of Your Heart

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. That applies in marriage as well. Paul David Tripp challenges husbands and wives to reframe their conflict and identify where their treasure is misplaced. The good news is, none of us are naturally equipped to be good at marriage. It takes the H...

Listen to the series >

25 Questions You're Afraid to Ask

Some things, like intimacy, are hard to discuss. Clinical psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery answers the question she's asked most frequently: "What does God approve of?" Slattery says that in such a sexually permissive culture, it's safe to assume that the average couple deals with porn, and many men a...

Listen to the series >

You and Me Forever

"Crazy Love" author Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa, are on an incredible marriage quest. The Chans are encouraging couples to go far beyond an average marriage, loving and living to the glory of God....

Listen to the series >

Like The Shepherd

Authors Robert and Nancy Wolgemuth fondly remember the days of their courtship when they discussed becoming a blended family. Nancy recalls how her heart skipped a beat and began to soften as Robert told her how he loved being married and shepherding a wife. Robert gives his best advice for husbands...

Listen to the series >

The Mediterranean Love Plan

Want your marriage to be more passionate? Best-selling authors Steve and Misty Arterburn share some secrets for better "amore" that folks in the Mediterranean have known for centuries. The Arterburns borrow some advice from the Greeks and Italians by encouraging couples to play and spend time togeth...

Listen to the series >

Through the Eyes of Hope

Author Lacey Buchanan, a wife and mother of two, talks about the birth of her first son, Christian, who was born with severe facial deformities, and blindness. Buchanan talks honestly about the challenges she and her husband have faced. She also shares how the faith of her and her husband has helped...

Listen to the series >

25 Years of Radio: Influential Voices

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content from some influential guests over the last 25 years....

Listen to the series >

The Three M's of Love

What does a Christian marriage look like? To know that, you must start with God's definition of love. Kevin DeYoung talks about the three M's of Love according to the Bible: God's method, motivation, and manifestation of love....

Listen to the series >

Fun Loving You

Would you call your marriage fun? Pastor Ted Cunningham reflects on his fun-loving engagement and marriage to his bride of 17 years, Amy, but admits that the early years of matrimony weren't without their challenges. Ted talks about the difficulty he had of opening his heart to his wife, especially ...

Listen to the series >

Out of the Dust

Chris and Stephanie Teague, the husband and wife duo of Out of the Dust, talk about getting married and when their three-year marriage ended. Tell how God worked to get them to a place where they would consider reconciliation and remarriage....

Listen to the series >

Marriage Tested in the Furnace

Dave and Ann Wilson recall their earliest years of marriage and the problems they found difficult to resolve, especially as it related to their sexual past. Hear how God gave their hearts a makeover and transformed their shaky marriage....

Listen to the series >

Fueled by Grace, Filled by the Spirit

Many people are not experiencing a marriage that consists of a loving husband and a happy wife. The problem is sin. Pastor H.B. Charles explains God's plan for marriage, including how a husband and wife need to be yielded to the Holy Spirit for their marriage to glorify God....

Listen to the series >

Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New

Chris and Cindy Beall thought they were moving to Oklahoma so Chris could be a worship pastor. They would later realize God wanted to heal their marriage. The Bealls talk openly about Chris's one time porn addiction and multiple affairs. When Chris became convicted and finally confessed, true freedo...

Listen to the series >

Spiritual Life Coaching

Did you know that there's a mistress flirting around your pastor's door? The mistress's name? Ministry. Dennis Rainey speaks to pastors about how they can avoid this marriage-destroying trap. He also alerts us to the dangers of what he calls "terrorism of the soul" as he explores the toxic effects o...

Listen to the series >

20 Marriage Lessons From 44 Years

Dennis and Barbara Rainey share insight into 20 things they learned about marriage in their 44 years together....

Listen to the series >

Rich in Love

Mexican, happy, musical. Cold, hungry, afraid. Those are very different words to describe two very different people. And when these two very different people fell in love and married, it was like mixing oil and water. Hear more about Domingo and Irene Garcia’s unique love story in their own words...

Listen to the series >

The Power of a Clear Conscience

Pastor and bestselling author Dr. Erwin Lutzer shares what it means to live in the freedom of a clear conscience to others and to God. Lutzer explains what a conscience is, and reminds us of the truth that, "A good conscience is a continual feast." Lutzer encourages believers to come clean with God ...

Listen to the series >

Gone Fishing With Hank Parker

Professional bass fisherman Hank Parker looks back on his life and the difficulties that could have derailed him for good. Raised by an alcoholic father after his mother abandoned the family when he was in grade school, Parker tells how he was often left on his own, which gave him plenty of time for...

Listen to the series >

The Real Root of All Problems

The character of a marriage is not set in the big moments, says author and counselor Paul David Tripp. It's found in the 10,000 little moments of everyday life. If our choices are all self-focused, then selfishness will destroy a marriage....

Listen to the series >

Men Who Love Fierce Women

LeRoy and Kimberly Wagner take us back to their honeymoon, where poor communication skills, combined with hurt feelings, set a pattern that would lead them to bitterness and isolation. With their marriage problems seemingly irreparable, LeRoy decided to step down from his pastorate, causing Kimberly...

Listen to the series >

Praying God's Word

Don Whitney, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, coaches Christians not to forget to pray the words of Scripture as they seek the Lord. When we pray the Scriptures back to God we find ourselves praying with fervor. Whitney also coaches parents on how to lead their families in praye...

Listen to the series >

At Any Cost

They had two children, but were open to more. Mike and Hayley Jones tell of their radical decision to adopt eight siblings from an orphanage in Sierra Leone, no matter what the cost....

Listen to the series >

Irretrievably Broken

Tim Philpot, a circuit judge in family court in Lexington, Kentucky, reveals what it's like to be a judge, presiding where nearly 90% of cases involve unmarried couples. Philpot, who asked the Lord to put him in the middle of the mess, tells why he is more pro-marriage than ever....

Listen to the series >

First Year Marriage Surprises

Join us as we celebrate the first anniversary of Robert and Nancy Wolgemuth (formerly Nancy Leigh DeMoss). The Wolgemuths take a realistic look at their courtship and their first year together as husband and wife....

Listen to the series >

Building a Marriage That Lasts

Author and pastor Gary Thomas says a good marriage isn't about finding the right person, it's about building into the relationship with the spouse you have. Gary Thomas shares three pillars to building your marriage to last a lifetime....

Listen to the series >

Rebuilding a Safe House

Joshua Straub recalls the day when he learned of his parents' separation, and tells how he learned to break those negative patterns in his own family. Straub talks to parents about the four walls that build an emotionally safe home for your family....

Listen to the series >

No Ordinary Marriage

Tim Savage, senior pastor at Camelback Bible Church, explains that the longer a couple is married, the easier it is to see the sinfulness of their spouse as well as their own sinfulness. Savage reminds listeners that couples who go the distance are those who marry for the glory of God....

Listen to the series >

Hardwired for Awe

Human beings are hardwired for seeking awe, says author and pastor Paul David Tripp, so the awe of God should be our central motivation in all we do. However, we easily forget God and let other things, like money or self, take His place. It even affects our children. Paul reminds parents to point th...

Listen to the series >

Killing Spiders: Casting Out Fear From Your Marriage

Popular speaker and author Gary Thomas tells husbands and wives if you really want to love your spouse, you have to kill the things in your marriage that irritate your spouse or you will be disconnected in your marriage. Gary says you have to learn how to be open and transparent with each other if y...

Listen to the series >

Marriage and Family for God's Glory

Renowned author and theologian John Piper talks to Dennis Rainey about the meaning and practice of praise. John considers what it means to worship God instead of focusing on ourselves. He also delves into the Bible to help us rethink our definition of love....

Listen to the series >

Love Renewed: Hans and Star Molegraaf

In less than three years, Hans and Star Molegraaf moved from the heat of initial passion to abuse, a bitter separation, adultery, and hopelessness. Their marriage seemed doomed, until God intervened....

Listen to the series >

Just Say the Word

Sam Ingrassia and his wife had hit a rough patch in their 37-year marriage. But it wasn’t until his wife’s startling comment that he began to wake up to the reality of their spiritual state. Sam tells Dennis Rainey how he and his wife began infusing new life into their marriage by praying togeth...

Listen to the series >

The Marriage Prayer

How exactly do prayer and marriage relate to each other? David Delk, president of Man in the Mirror, shares how 68 simple words can change your marriage for the better....

Listen to the series >

Two Hearts Praying as One

Prayer is an essential component of any healthy marriage, and this week we'll hear from three couples who've proven the power of prayer in their marriage. Join us as FamilyLife launches an exciting prayer initiative that will strengthen your marriage....

Listen to the series >

Lasting Love

What were you really saying when you vowed to love "until death do us part"? Dennis Rainey talks with author and pastor Alistair Begg about the solemnity of the marriage vows....

Listen to the series >

The Missional Marriage

If your vision of missionary work involves travel to a distant land and life in a grass hut, Voddie Baucham says you may not yet grasp how encompassing mission really is. He says to learn to live your marriage as mission, right here and now....

Listen to the series >

I'm Happy For You, Not Really

"Thou shalt not covet," right? So what about comparison? Kay Wills Wyma says with the prevalence of the internet and social media, we're becoming comparison junkies. Kay explains where this urge to compare comes from and why indulging in this vice demolishes our contentment....

Listen to the series >

Discovering a Lifelong Love

Marriage is designed by God to endure. Best-selling author Gary Thomas explores God's purpose for marriage and explains how the best marriages are those steeped in worship. Unlike appearances, worship is something that grows more beautiful with time, making marriage more lovely through the years, no...

Listen to the series >

The Best Gifts for Wives and Husbands

What are some of the greatest gifts a husband and wife can give each other? Crawford Loritts shares some of the most important things a husband needs from his wife. Karen Loritts shares some very important things a husband can do for his wife that will make her feel cherished, and will ultimately s...

Listen to the series >

The Power of New Covenant Love

The Power of New Covenant Love...

Listen to the series >

What Do You Think of Me?

Our desire to be loved runs deep. Biblical counselor Ed Welch explains that our desire for love isn't evil, but that in some instances we want it too much; so much so, in fact, that we can be controlled by what others think. During adolescence we call this peer pressure, but we all struggle with it ...

Listen to the series >

A Loving Life

What's the best way to learn about love? Dive in! Paul Miller, executive director of seeJesus, opens up the Book of Ruth to illustrate the meaning of hesed love, a steadfast kind of love and commitment that knows no exit strategy. Naomi lost all of her family except her daughters-in-law. She went ba...

Listen to the series >

Gods at War

Are idols a thing of the past? Not according to Pastor Kyle Idleman, who's faced down his share. Kyle explains that just like Solomon, we're all trying to substitute something in the place of God, whether that's money, entertainment, sex or food. Kyle helps us identify our idols by asking us to answ...

Listen to the series >

Planning for Oneness

Are you intentional in your marriage? Steve and Candice Watters believe it's important to make plans as a couple. They share how taking time to plan and dream has benefited their marriage and has turned their hopes and wishes into a reality. They also encourage couples to be intentional about spendi...

Listen to the series >

A Lasting Promise

A promise is a powerful thing. Research professor Scott Stanley, talks about the transforming power of commitment. He also emphasizes that a couple's ability to work through conflict together is determinative of a couple's success. But commitment, he says, must be the foundation. Adam and Eve were n...

Listen to the series >

Overcoming Lust

Does lust seem to be an insurmountable problem in your life? Biblical counselor Heath Lambert and businessman Jim Vander Spek have been there, and they've got good news. You can overcome lust and find freedom with God's help. Having dealt with lust themselves, Heath and Jim tell how they found freed...

Listen to the series >

Real Moms, Real Jesus

How does knowing Jesus help you with daily living? Jill Savage, the CEO of Hearts at Home, tells about the time in her mothering years when Jesus became real to her. Before then, she says, she had never considered that Jesus understood what it felt like to have no personal space, as she often felt w...

Listen to the series >

Love Renewed: Scott and Sherry Jennings

When Scott and Sherry Jennings married in college, all they needed was love. Fourteen years later, their feelings had morphed into anger, deceit, and adultery. Find out how a couple moves from love to hate ... and back to love....

Listen to the series >

The Vow

A chance meeting can sometimes lead you to the love of your life. That certainly was the case for Kim and Krickitt Carpenter as they got to know each other over the phone when Kim called to order uniforms for his baseball team. More calls followed, and soon they were meeting in person. It wasn’t ...

Listen to the series >

Beyond Ordinary

Justin and Trisha Davis's relationship started out as anything but ordinary with Justin's unorthodox pickup line and proceeded through their epic honeymoon. Settling into marriage, it didn't take long for them to drift away from one another toward isolation. Hear the compelling story of a marriage...

Listen to the series >

Love Renewed: Barry and Pam Abell

To those who knew them, they had it all - wealth, beauty, and a model family. But what others didn't know is that they were miserable. Barry and Pam Abell tell how raising children and the pace of a busy career almost split them apart. Hear the compelling story of a couple who seemingly had it al...

Listen to the series >

Man Alive

Life offers many starts and stops. Patrick Morley was a rebellious teenager, angry at his father and determined to make it on his own in a cramped corner of a boarding house in downtown Orlando. But his father, out of love, invited him to come back home. That was a turning point for Patrick, who ev...

Listen to the series >

Loving the Way Jesus Loves

What would our world be like if Christians were known for their love? Wheaton College President Phil Ryken takes a closer look at the love chapter of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, and explains what Paul meant when he told us that “Love is kind.” He also explores the profound statement that, “L...

Listen to the series >

Say it Loud!

Author and FamilyLife marriage conference speaker Robyn McKelvy, along with her husband, Ray, explain why being a wife is a whole lot like being a cheerleader. Robyn and Ray also, tell you how to build up your husband through encouragement. Robyn explains that as your husband receives encouragement,...

Listen to the series >

The Total Marriage Makeover

Christian psychologist Dr. David Clarke talks with Dennis Rainey about turning a good marriage into a GREAT one....

Listen to the series >

Our Secret Paradise

Jimmy and Karen Evans, authors of the book Our Secret Paradise, talk with Dennis Rainey about the problems they had early in their marriage and tell how their marriage began to change when they began to see each other through God's eyes....

Listen to the series >

The Invisible Bond

What happens emotionally and spiritually when we unite sexually with someone else? Abstinence educator Barbara Wilson tells Dennis Rainey about the power of sexual bonding and how her own sexual history affected her as a wife until she found healing in Christ. ...

Listen to the series >

Storm Stories: Charlie's Victory

All marriages have their struggles, but when a spouse becomes seriously ill, it can take a toll on the marriage. Charlie Wedemeyer, who battles with Lou Gehrig's disease, and his wife Lucy, talk about their love for one another and the faith that keeps them strong....

Listen to the series >

Love Renewed: Rob and Laurie Kopf

Rob and Laurie Kopf talk about the miracle that God did in their marriage....

Listen to the series >

Taming the Bull

Listen as the couple talks about the ups and downs they experienced as they tried to balance a budding NFL career and family life....

Listen to the series >

I Do Again

Hear Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs talk about their marriage, divorce and then remarriage seven years after their divorce....

Listen to the series >

Desire and Deceit

Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talks about the gift of sexuality and the damage that is done when a society no longer restrains the sex drive....

Listen to the series >

Pray Big for Your Family

Pastor Will Davis and his wife Susie talk about praying big....

Listen to the series >

We Still Do: Michael and Cindy Easley

Michael and Cindy Easley tell how their trials have made them stronger and more committed to each other....

Listen to the series >

Knowing God's Will for Marriage

Dennis Rainey talks about the covenant of marriage. ...

Listen to the series >

When Sinners Say "I Do"

Dave Harvey explains that what we believe about ourselves, sinners saved by grace, is the foundation of a happy marriage....

Listen to the series >

Treat Me Like a Customer

Businessman Louis Upkins encourages men not to neglect their families while they're climbing the career ladder. ...

Listen to the series >

Three Marks of A Covenant Keeper

When you love and fear God it shows in your actions. In this special message given at a Promise Keepers rally, Dennis Rainey explains two more marks of a covenant keeper: loving like the Savior loves and leading like a servant....

Listen to the series >

A Way With Words

Have you considered the strength of your words? Christin reminds listeners to use their words wisely, especially as we invest in the next generation. ...

Listen to the series >

To Have and To Hold: Tommy Nelson

Tommy Nelson, author of The Book of Romance, instructs men and women on how to play the their roles in families....

Listen to the series >

Love Is Something You Do

You like vanilla; he likes chocolate. That's the nature of marriage; God takes two totally different people and blends them together into one. ...

Listen to the series >

Love Renewed: Hans and Star Molegraaf

Sparks flew the night they met. Hans and Star Molegraaf reminisce about their whirlwind courtship and their partying lifestyle that lead them away from the Lord and into each other's arms. Though madly in love, marriage didn't bring the happiness they longed for. Hans and Star Molegraaf tell how ...

Listen to the series >

Finding New Life and Love in Christ

Vicki and Bill were vastly different, but Vicki hoped marriage would change that. Bill and Vicki Rose reflect back on the days of their courtship and the marital trouble, including drug abuse, that began as soon as the rings were on their fingers....

Listen to the series >

Covenant Marriage

Dr. Gary Chapman talks to Dennis Rainey about living and loving your mate in a covenant marriage....

Listen to the series >

Divorce Proof Your Marriage

Their marriage was fading. What would it take for him to realize that his drive to succeed was separating him from the family he loved? Christian counselor Gary Rosberg and his wife, Barbara, tell Dennis Rainey how a picture drawn by their five-year-old daughter was the wake-up call he needed to br...

Listen to the series >

Refined By Fire

Dennis Rainey talks with 9/11 survivor Brian Birdwell and his wife, Mel. Brian, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, was working at the Pentagon when it was hit by American Airlines Flight 77....

Listen to the series >

Having a Vision For Your Family

Greg and Rhonda Gunn, developers of the "Family Vision Weekend" seminars, encourage parents to lay a foundation for future generations by crafting a family vision statement....

Listen to the series >

The Power of a Praying Couple

Have you ever prayed that God would change your spouse? You’re not alone. Today on the broadcast, accomplished songwriter Stormie Omartian and her husband, Michael, a Grammy-winning record producer, tell how prayer revolutionized their marriage. ...

Listen to the series >

Moments Together for Couples

Dennis Rainey encourages couples to draw closer to each other and God....

Listen to the series >

Your Covenant Marriage

Covenant Marriage author, Dr. Fred Lowery, talks to Dennis Rainey about the importance of commitment....

Listen to the series >

The Family Manifesto: God's Truth About Marriage

Dennis Rainey talks about the importance of the Word of God in a couple's home and marriage....

Listen to the series >

Restoring Innocence

What a man sows he reaps. This applies to every area, including sexual sin. Heather Jamison, author of Reclaiming Intimacy, tells how God freed her heart from the guilt and anger that occurred as a result of premarital sex....

Listen to the series >

Marriage Makeover

Just like your car engine, every marriage needs a check-up from time to time. Dr. George Kenworthy, author of the book Marriage Makeover: Minor Touch ups to Major Renovations, about calling on God to strengthen and renew your marriage....

Listen to the series >

We Still Do: Doug and Patty Daily

Doug and Patty Daily didn't want to divorce, but they DID hope one of them would die! Today on the broadcast, hear how God changed the course of their love....

Listen to the series >

Maintaining Purity in an Impure World

The battle we have with lust isn’t a new one. Men and women have waged war with the flesh since mankind began. Today on the broadcast, family relations expert Dennis Rainey talks with pastor Josh Harris, author of Not Even a Hint, about the challenge of living pure in an impure world....

Listen to the series >

Your Sacred Marriage

What if God designed marriage to make us holy rather than happy? You'll want to join us today when Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage, tells how God uses marriage to conform us to His image....

Listen to the series >

I Ain't Comin' Back

Growing up in racially segregated Mississippi in the 1950's, he had plenty of reasons to be angry at the oppression he felt all around him. Hear Dolphus Weary, author of I Ain't Comin' Back, tell how he overcame poverty and prejudice to become executive director of Mission Mississippi - the leading...

Listen to the series >

A Promise Kept

If you're caring for an aging or ill loved one, you'll find encouragement in the lessons learned and lived by former seminary president Robertson McQuilkin....

Listen to the series >

Blood Money

Carol Everett, author of Blood Money, talks about the abortion clinics she ran and her own abortion experience....

Listen to the series >

Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It

Jerry Jenkins, novelist of the Left Behind series and author of the book, Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It, talks with Dennis Rainey about the importance of husbands and wives planting hedges around their marriages in order to grow security and love....

Listen to the series >

Getting Away to Get It Together

Bill and Carolyn Wellons share how taking time to get away as a couple has refreshed their marriage and made it stronger. ...

Listen to the series >

The Enticement of the Forbidden

A long-time missionary couple, an exotic locale, and a handsome sea captain: the recipe for disaster? Missionary Judy Starr found herself enticed to leave her marriage for a handsome sea captain. Judy Starr tells listeners the steps she took to close the door on her emotional affair. Ultimately Judy...

Listen to the series >

Love Renewed After Shattered Dreams

Hear from couples who have been through some very difficult seasons in their marriage but figured out how to keep their marriage together. And these couples have in common the experience of having attended one of FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember marriage conferences....

Listen to the series >

Topics View list